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    CDs or memory sticks not auto-running

    Hi All
    I have this small problem. When ever I insert a memory stick or CD windows used to open a box asking me what I wanted to do with it.
    But at some time in the past I believe I did something to stop these from auto-running. But I would like to re enable the auto-run feature but cannot remember what I changed to stop auto-run.
    I have everything set to ask me in the auto-run settings of control panel.
    I believe it was some setting in the registry but not sure.

    Does anyone know how to re enable auto-run.

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    It's quite likley you installed Microsoft Update KB971029.

    This update disabled auto run for very good reasons: it was the major attack vector for a large range of malware including the notorious Confiker.

    If you must have autorun enabled, you could try removing KB971029, but I would advise against it.

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    Thanks for info Tinto Tech.
    I have looked but I do not have KB971029 installed on my win7 HP 64bit. I do have KB971033 if that may be the same thing for 64bit.

    It is not a big problem just wanted to know why it stopped working.

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    Tinto, I don't think curiuosclive wants to use auto run but wants the popup that occurs on Windows 7 asking what you want to do when a usb device is inserted. KB971029 does not affect this. Curious, try going to Control Panel > Autoplay and make sure that "Use auto play for all media and devices" is set. You can also set the default actions for individual devices and/or media types here as well.

    Jerry

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    Ah, yes Sorry Jerry. After re-reading the first post, I see curiousclive wants the Auto Play dialog box rather than to re-enable auto-run by default.

    Control Panel > Autoplay should do this.

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    Hi Tinto &jwitalka
    Your right in that i want the dialogue box to ask me what I want to do.
    I have auto play set to "use auto play for all media and devices" and also set everything in list to ask me what to do.
    But still no box appears when I install memory stick. I think this is related to my post re CDs not launching and giving error when clicking on
    play in my computer window.

    I have also done a non destructive repair as described in a post previous but it did not resolve any of these issues after taking hours to do as failed 3 times.

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    See if you have the latest windows 7 .chipset drivers for your motherboard. Normally I would suggest running SFC /scannow from an elevated prompt but if you did a non destructive repair install, it should have fixed any system file issues.

    Jerry

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    I'm not sure he was ever able to complete the nondestructive reinstall.

    Zig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig View Post
    I'm not sure he was ever able to complete the nondestructive reinstall.

    Zig
    Hi Zig
    It did eventually complete the non-destructive re-install. And it did resolve the popup issue but it caused many of my programs to not run and messed up the display resolutions. It also would not boot unless the win7 DVD was in the drive. So I did a restore from image backup. Unfortunately the image still had the issue with pop-ups not happening.
    Thanks again for your input but I think I will just do a complete re-install of win7 64bit to get back to basics and see if all problems resolve.

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